The 411 on coloured contacts
What to order: If you don't need your eyesight to be corrected, just order them in power 0.00 which will be just like looking through your normal eyes. If your eyes have different prescriptions, remember you will have to buy a box per eye. There are a million different brands of contact lenses which you can buy from various sites. I chose Freshlook simply because they were the cheapest I could find, but you might be able to find some a lot cheaper. For anyone who has never worn contact lens before here is a run down on the two main different types of contact lenses you can buy.
Monthly: If you order a monthly pack you'll receive one pair of contact lenses which can be worn everyday for a month, or up to 30 times if you only want to wear them occasionally.
Pros: They work out extremely cheap compared to daily disposables at an est. of £7 for a pair
Cons: You have to purchase storage containers and solutions although these are relatively cheap. You also have to maintain extremely good hygiene to avoid infections etc. and you must clean them properly to avoid build up in your eyes. There is also a chance you might be allergic to the solutions, but this is rare.
Where to buy: Link to the monthly Freshlook Colourblends here
NOTE: I have not worn the monthly version from this brand, only the daily disposable version, as I have allergies to the solutions monthly contact lenses are kept in. For that reason I cannot personally recommend them, but I really like the daily disposables from the same brand so assume they will be of the same high standard.
|All up in my face|
Daily disposables: A pack of daily disposables usually contains 10 contact lenses (5 pairs). Each pair can be worn once.
Pros: You only have to rip open the packet, put them in your eyes and when you're done put them in the bin. They are very hygienic and perfect if you suffer from allergies to solutions like I do.
Cons: The price. £13 a pack, working out £2.60 for one wear which is quite pricey.
Where to buy :Link to the Freshlook One Day's (daily disposable): here. These are the ones I purchased.
I have blue eyes like this:
So I decided to go for the colour green which looked like this in the packet:
|Forgot to take photo of the contact in the packet, this is taken from the blog listed in the photo.|
I felt like they looked like a more intense (and honestly nicer) version of my real eyes. They were very comfortable and I wore them for quite a few hours. I didn't find them drying at all like other contacts I've tried in the past which is always a big plus.
Apparently contacts can look really fake if you choose a colour very different from your own. This is because the coloured part of the contact can only go so far in before it would start restricting your ability to see, so a gap in the middle is obviously left for your pupil. Sometimes though when you look into light etc the pupil becomes really small and in that space that's left your natural eye colour will be seen, which could look really fake and obvious.
To avoid this some contacts have a gradual pixelated effect happening so that there isn't just a severe line in your eye which jumps from one colour to the next. Even with hazel eyes (you can see them in in my video below) they looked really natural so I'm really impressed with this brand!
Hope that was helpful and let me know if you find them anywhere cheaper :). I also filmed a video on how to put in contact lenses if you are using them for the first time as well as what the hazel contacts look like in blue eyes.